Koga Hajime hosted news, sports, and entertainment programs for NHK’s domestic service before joining NHK WORLD-JAPAN. He now has a dual role as an anchor for NHK NEWSLINE and chief producer of the sumo editions of NEWSLINE IN DEPTH. Hajime spent a year in Missouri as a high school exchange student. During his university years, he traveled to more than 30 countries. In his spare time, he enjoys salsa dancing.